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Poster: dr. flashback Date: Dec 12, 2007 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: technical assitance PLEASE and TY

Okay, here we go. First off, these Smegs shows are VERY compressed as you know, and IMHO, aren't worth the trouble to convert to WAV files and burn on a CD.
My solution is to just burn a bunch of them (and as WMA Windows Media Audio files, you can get MANY on one DVD) to a 4.7 gig DVD. Then, run a cable from my computer's DVD player to my big stereo in the other room where I can tweak the sound better and .... Presto!! Pretty good sounding shows.

However, if you must do this (for car trips, etc.) you will need two pieces of FREE software.

1. Db Power Amp - it will convert the WMA files to WAV audio files.
2. Nero burning software V.6 or higher. In the "burn Audio CD" window browser display, drag the WAV file into the burn window. Highlight it with ONE click, then right click on it to open the "edit" option, which opens the Nero WAV editor. This may take a minute, so wait.

Now, in the WAV editor, your show will be one big long frequency wave. Cool, huh? Find the spots where the sound is quiet, or listen and play the WAV until you find where you want to chop it into two pieces. Move the line to that place.
Click "insert track break" from the editor options.

From this point, there are various ways to get two separate tracks. You must "select all" though and make sure the part you want to save is highlighted in the WAV picture before you save it. But you must tell Nero to save them into a different folder!! Take some time to figure this out, it's really not hard at all.
Once you've done that, just close the window, open a new "burn CD" job, and burn each separate track to a CD.

There are other CD burning software of course, but I still like Nero. Good luck dude!!
cheers,
Dr. Flashback

This post was modified by dr. flashback on 2007-12-12 22:02:26

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 12, 2007 2:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: technical assitance PLEASE and TY

Thanks. Was just listening to a 75 T. Monk show last night at sugarmegs and was wondering best way to capture; the DVD suggestion makes sense for me. THere's a bunch of Trane I'd love to put on DVD over there. Thanks again for the tip.

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Poster: dr. flashback Date: Dec 12, 2007 2:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: technical assitance PLEASE and TY

also, you can go here -
http://tela.sugarmegs.org/_asxtela/asxcards/

which has all the setlists for the shows, and the timings (usually). This may help in setting where you want the breaks. Once you get the hang of Nero WAV editor, there is a pulldown in the WAV editor window that lets you enter exact minutes and seconds manually of where you want the breaks to be.
Hope this helps!
Dr. Flashback :-)

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Poster: buscameby Date: Dec 12, 2007 4:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: technical assitance PLEASE and TY

Awsome! Thanks Doc! I have the Nero but the version I had wasn't workin.

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